New Lesfic Goodies: Feb 4th Edition

Dear lesfic fan,

Here are this week’s new ebook and audio releases and announcements.

Authors: Want to see your new releases in the newsletter? Click here for details.

Anyone with lesfic news, give me a shout at tbm@iheartlesfic.com.

Happy reading and listening,

TB

ROMANCE

 

MOUTH TO MOUTH
Lakeside Hospital: Book 5

by Cara Malone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Sarah would do anything for her friends. From babysitting to wedding planning, and even going beyond the call of duty for her patients, ‘no’ isn’t part of her vocabulary – until her body reaches a breaking point.

When Sarah faints into the arms of the prettiest nurse in the ER, it could be a sign that it’s time to do something about the crush she’s had on Veronica for years.

Instead, all Sarah gets is fluids and a lecture.

Veronica has too many problems of her own, including an evil ex-girlfriend who won’t stay gone, to fuss over a lightheaded paramedic – even if it is the hardworking one with the gorgeous blue eyes.

While everyone else at Lakeside Hospital is coupling up and settling down, there’s no room for romance in the life-or-death chaos of the emergency room. But sometimes love is where you least expect it, standing right in front of you all along…

Mouth to Mouth is a standalone novel in the bestselling Lakeside Hospital series, which can be read in any order.

 

THE FAKE GAME

by Kim Hartfield

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Tabby adores books, and she’s an amazing editor. But the best thing about her job is Marie. The publicist is kind and supportive, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous, and Tabby is flattered to be able to call her a friend. When the two run into Tabby’s asshole ex, they pretend to be dating as revenge. It’s just a silly game – until he gets hired at their publishing company. Now the friends have to decide if they should quit their game. If they continue, they’ll be playing to win. But what if the prize is more than either of them could imagine?

 

A MARINE DISCOVERY
A Marine’s Heart: Book 3

by Jax Meyer

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In more than five years together, Marines Cameron Warren and Sharon Rodriguez have weathered every challenge thrown at their relationship — including “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

But the world changed on September 11, leaving Cam to face civilian life on her own while Sharon deploys to Iraq.

For seven months, Cam reluctantly faces new challenges: making new friends, supporting those left behind, and realizing for the first time that she’s autistic. Life is hard, but everything returns to normal when Sharon comes home. Right?

 

HEART FAILURE

by Chris Zett

Dr. Jess Riley’s perfect life as a top cardiologist and new mom shatters when she has a heart failure. Forced to move home, she’s shocked to find her mother has taken in Lena, a struggling artist with a broken heart.

They slowly form a friendship which turns physical. But is it too soon? Should two barely mended souls risk more?

An enemies-to-lovers lesbian romance about daring to open your heart.

 

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
Ladies of Diamond Lake: Book 2

by McGee Mathews

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Michelle Brennan has known since childhood she was meant to be a doctor. She works hard every day as an EMT and saves every penny toward her singular goal of attending medical school. She’ll be the first in her family to go to college, and romance is the last thing on her mind.

Everything Robin Barberg has struggled toward is coming together. Years of painstaking restoration have her century-old home nearly perfect. She and her business partners have acquired a building for the restaurant she’s always dreamed of opening. And she’s finally met the woman of her dreams: smart, athletic, and sexy.

When these two meet, Michelle tries to harden her heart against love but succumbs to temptation, wondering if something’s been missing in her life and if, just maybe, there’s a way to find some balance. Robin, suddenly beset by unexpected calamity, is forced to confront the reality that the very self-reliance which has gotten her this far could cost her the one thing she wants most.

Trigger warning: Anyone sensitive to domestic violence might want to skip Chapter 31. The scene is not graphic but might bother highly sensitive people.

 

EROTIC ROMANCE 

 

YEARNING FOR MORE

by Cynthia Dane & Hildred Billings

Available in Kindle Unlimited

In this collection of nine sizzling short stories, we revisit the star couples of some of Cynthia and Hildred’s most memorable stories. From the deliciously kinky to the steamy but vanilla, these nine stories explore what it means to be in a loving, caring, but oh-so experimental relationship!

All stories are standalone and do not have to be read in order.

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

 

UNLEASHED: CASE OF THE BULL DOGGISH

by Erik Schubach

Finnegan Temperance McLeary-May, dog walker extraordinaire has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her.

While attending a college football game with her family for Brianne, one of Finnegan’s friends gets hurt when the opposing team’s mascot, a bulldog, gets taken.

With a hurricane bearing down on New York, Finnegan and her loyal sidekick, Cir Calvin Cornelius Fluffytoes, track down the dog and then run off into the hurricane with it with no way of contacting her Detective wife, Jane McLeary.

Meanwhile, Jane, just one step behind Fin, has the case solved as well. But it is a race against time to find Finnegan, Calvin and the missing dog out in the fury of Mother Nature.

 

DATING AND OTHER THINGS I HATE

by Elizabeth McGivern

Jane’s an uptight, workaholic. Helen is a hedonistic, breath of fresh air. This might be love, but they’ve got to survive dating first.

Six weeks ago Jane McMahon was made redundant from her dream job, miserable in her house in Belfast and single. After she met Helen Childers on a plane journey from London, things started to get…interesting.

It was a Christmas to remember, not just because Helen happened to fall into her life and turn it upside down, but Jane also realised that moving back to the family farm in Kilkin, county Cork, was precisely what she needed to do to get her life back on track.

Things should be falling into place but the fledgling couple are now trying to navigate the politics and pitfalls of modern dating. Throw in sleazy co-workers, live-in exes and Jane’s well-meaning, but hapless, friends into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Can Jane and Helen beat the odds of long-distance love and find their happily ever after, or will the real world destroy things before they even get started? Find out in a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery, family drama and love. A must read for fans of zany romance with small town charm.

 

FANTASY ROMANCE

 

MOONTANGLED
A Harwood Spellbook Novella: Book 3

by Stephanie Burgis

For just one moonlit, memorable night, Thornfell College of Magic has flung open its doors, inviting guests from around the nation to an outdoor ball intended to introduce the first-ever class of women magicians to society…but one magician and one invited guest have far more pressing goals of their own for the night.

Quietly brilliant Juliana Banks is determined to win back the affections of her secret fiancée, rising politician Caroline Fennell, who has become inexplicably distant. If Juliana needs to use magic to get her stubborn fiancée to pay her attention…well, then, as the top student in her class, she is more than ready to take on that challenge!

Unbeknownst to Juliana, though, Caroline plans to nobly sacrifice their betrothal for Juliana’s own sake – and no one has ever accused iron-willed Caroline Fennell of being easy to deter from any goal.

Their path to mutual happiness may seem tangled beyond repair…but when they enter the fey-ruled woods that border Thornfell College, these two determined women will find all of their plans upended in a night of unexpected and magical possibilities.

 

SCI-FI 

 

CHILDREN OF THE STARS

by K. Aten

The world was forever changed when a government genetic experiment created the Chromodecs from a dead alien in 1952. Decades later, when it became apparent that society needed a way to deal with a hybrid humans with unheard of powers, the CORP was created. The Chromodec Office of Restraint and Protection was a special government police agency formed to keep track of the Chromodecs.

This particular tale involves two refugees, young babies who were sent down to Earth to escape being used as pawns in an interplanetary war, despite the fact that Earth itself wasn’t so safe. Destined to be Q’sirrahna, or soul mates as the humans called it, Amari Losira Del Rey and Zendara Inyri Baen-Tor would grow to be more powerful than any other beings on the planet, if they could find each other first.

After being forced to hide from the CORP when it’s realized their powers could level entire cities, Amari and Zen will have to answer one question. Who will save the world when it all falls apart?

 

ROMANTIC MYSTERY / SUSPENSE 

 

BODY OF WORK

by Charlotte Mills

Artist Noa Stevens faded from the world after losing her wife and brother. Her agent shields her from anonymous notes referring to her missing brother, depositing her in the countryside where a meeting with a district nurse sparks a possible romance. But as the police trace the notes back to a man wrongly accused, Noa is prepared to risk everything to find the truth.

 

 

BEFORE THE LIGHT

by Samantha Hicks

One year after her long-time partner Meredith’s abduction and their subsequent break-up, Kathleen Bowden-Scott’s life is spiralling out of control. Her guilt over pushing Meredith away has her losing focus at work, causing her employer to recommend a sabbatical to sort her life out. Meredith suggests volunteering to help others might allow Kathleen to move on and build a new life. At the local women’s centre she meets Bethany Jones, and despite an instant attraction, Kathleen shies away. Beth has her own reasons for avoiding a relationship. An ex out for revenge. While each one thinks they have put aside their attraction, inside a slow burn ignites. Forced to put their feelings on hold when Beth’s problems escalate, and life takes a dangerous turn. In this fast-paced, romantic suspense, lies are exposed and hearts unite as Kathleen and Beth fight for their future.

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS

 

MY LADY LIPSTICK

by Karin Kallmaker
narrated by Abby Craden

Anita Topaz, Queen of the Bodice Rippers, is deliberately a woman of mystery. But pressure is mounting for Anita to reveal herself to her clamoring public. It’s scrutiny that writer Paris Ellison can’t allow, especially since the glamorous “Anita” is a work of pure fiction.

Lady Diana Beckinsale excels at disappearing into a good role. Especially if that role gets her close to certain objects she desires. When Diana proposes the perfect solution to Paris’ predicament, Paris is less than enthusiastic. She can’t let someone as unsettling and observant as Diana get too close.

But Diana is persistent. After all, if she and the handsome, secretive Paris both get what they want out of an unorthodox arrangement, then it’s a win-win for them both.

 

IN DYER NEED
Ren Dyer Series: Book 1

by Claire Highton-Stevenson
narrated by Sarah Kempton

It’s the end of the world. Who said you can’t fall in love?

Ren Dyer is at the pinnacle of her career. Newly appointed as head of the protection team for Home Secretary Andrea Fielding, she is a woman focused only on her job.

Andrea Fielding is a woman who is looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places. When the worst happens, and the world changes dramatically around them, will Andrea finally see what’s been right in front of her all along?

On the road, together with a group of people that includes Andrea’s ex, Dutch Foreign Minister Marja Stegenga, they must try to reach the safety of HQ at the other end of the country.

For Ren Dyer, it is simple: keep her safe. For Andrea Fielding, it’s anything but…

As protocols shift and rules go out the window, will Ren see there is more to life than work, and will Andrea finally find the love she is searching for?

 

SLAMMED

by Lola Keeley
narrated by Lori Prince

World number one tennis star Elin Larsson is in hot pursuit of a record number of Grand Slam titles. But between pressing injuries and growing anxiety, it’s starting to feel like her heart isn’t in it.

Gorgeous rival player Toni Cortes Ruiz bursts onto the scene, chasing her first slam.

As their paths keep crossing in big matches, a growing attraction starts to burn between the competitive women. Elin’s used to winning – but not when the woman she’s falling for is on the other side of the net. As scandals, the media, and the world starts closing in on them, Elin and Toni need to decide whether they’re competitors or on the same side.

 

THE FLOOD BETWEEN US / THE HEART OF THE RODEO

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
narrated by Delina Christie

The Flood Between Us

When a flood hits Grant’s Landing, Jack is one of the first to respond by bringing her construction company to the town to rebuild houses. The town is suffering from lack of supplies, lack of business, and lack of housing, so members of the town are required to call in further assistance. Jill, a member of Hope’s Integrity, decides to drive supplies to the small town, meeting the bruiting Jack who both challenges and excites her. The two women grow into each other’s worlds despite the great differences that they have, but when conflicts from their pasts come to light, will they be able to stick together, or will the floods of differences that they have sweep them apart?

The Heart of the Rodeo

Blake Young is one of the best bull riders that Melville has seen in years. When she ends up falling off a bull during one of the biggest competitions of her career, she is placed in the hands of an in-home doctor, Dr. Jane Steibold and one of her worst fears, not being able to take care of herself. Blake and Jane clash at first, but as Blake gets used to the restrictions of her new lifestyle, she begins to realize that having Jane in her life might be just what she needed all along.

 

GIVEAWAYS

 

LESFIC BOOKCLUBS

 

PROJECT LAUGHTER

Welcome to Project Laughter. At least once a week, hopefully more, I’ll post a guest blog from a lesfic author sharing an embarrassing moment in their lives to help us laugh.

Check out Jen Jensen’s story about kale farts and Ikea. Also, Jen is giving away 2 signed copies of Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter

Authors if you’d like to get involved in the project, see this page for more details.

 

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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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